Types of Hummingbird Feeders
Hummingbirds are not picky about the hummingbird feeders they visit. Whether it’s decorative or simple in design, if they can drink nectar from it safely, they will. All hummingbird feeders are designed to hold hummingbird food, a solution of sugar and water called nectar—sometimes with added vitamins and minerals.
The main differences between types of hummingbird feeders lie in the materials they are made of, and the shape of the reservoir. Many, but not all, plastic hummingbird feeders are saucer feeders: shallow dishes with ports directly above the nectar reservoir. Other hummingbird feeders are called inverted feeders, meaning the nectar flows from a reservoir above and into the base, where the feeding ports are.
Remember that hummingbirds will visit almost any feeder, so go with the one you like. Every hummingbird feeder from More Birds and Droll Yankees has been extensively tested to ensure it is safe, attractive, and comfortable for hummingbirds to use.